Roland JV-1080 Super JV

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The Roland JV-1080 was one of the hottest and most popular digital synthesizers ever to come from Roland. Incredible sound quality capable of emulating any instrument imaginable plus totally fat analog synth type sounds and loads of percussion! It has 64 voices of polyphony and 16 part multitimbral, it's no wonder this is part of almost every Film Score Composers set-up as well as many more artists and hobbyists!

It has 8MB of sounds and it also offers a lot of expandability with 4 expansion slots and 2 data card memory slots. You can get up to 42MB of sounds by adding any of the popular JV-80 expansion cards suited for Techno, World Instruments, Orchestral or Synthesizers. The 1080 has a large LCD screen, lots of effects and filters for creative flexibility, motion control and extensive MIDI implementation. Editing is intense but enhanced and simplified by external editors like MOTU's Unisyn. It is used by Faithless, Hardfloor, Vangelis, Scanner, Roni Size, LTJ Bukem and Apollo 440.

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88 Visitor comments
Daniel Fletcher of Dazz-Synth
January 9, 2009 @ 8:03 pm
Roland JV1080, is the best module we in D a z z - S y n t h have ever trayed before. We use it as a alround unit and ther is never a time when we ant can use this unit ever!!!!

work's for everthing, sounds good for everthing bye the way and the best is, its small and portebelle for gigs and other locetions .etc

this is probble the best synth ever made by Roland and it will be it forever becuse nothing can ever replace this awesome Rack synth, we should all thank Roland for making this awesome synth, hope maybe they put it on production again how knows...

in our Jv1080 we have 4 expantions Dance, Techno, Roland (the one they gaved a way for nothing) and vintage synth...

we chould neverever sell this unit becuse we will always need it's cool and warm sound...

we think everybody should get one of this becuse you deserve it as your partner for finding new way to the goal

Thanks Roland for making this awesome Synth...

Daniel Fletcher Out!
Daniel Fletcher of Dazz-Synth
November 19, 2008 @ 5:40 am
Roland Jv-1080 has bin used by Depeche mode on "Ultra" and my band is it for everything...
Scott Rodriguez
October 30, 2008 @ 6:22 pm
With the Orchestral II card, the strings are better than those in my Motis ES8. I really like the sound of this module. Thought it sounded a bit harsh at first, but have grown to love what it brings to the mix. Got mine for about $250 on eBay in 2008.
October 28, 2008 @ 12:25 pm
I was looking to get a used JV-1010 because I like the fact that it has a built in session board. I managed to find one of these for sale instead at a good price so I grabbed it..and I'm really glad that I did. I have two expansion cards for it (Orchestral and World) and I think it's a fantastic and powerful piece. Sound quality is lovely. the patch programming makes for very expressive sounds. A great buy if you are looking to get away from VSTi's.
October 18, 2008 @ 11:15 am
This has to be the winner of one of the most underrated synths of all time. Which is mainly due to the editing structure. However if you can get beyond that with a decent PC/Mac editor and are willing to learn all of the parameters of this synth and once you get into routing Things all over the place you will be able to create bass sounds and pads that honestly few others can come close to in complexity. especially when you consider these go for around 200 bucks today. i own and have owned tons of other synths and when you get down to what you can create with this one no other synth i have ever owned can come very close.
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  • Specifications
  • Polyphony - 64 Voices
  • Oscillators - Digital, LAS, 8MB Samples expandable to 42
  • LFO - 2 LFO's (sine, saw, square, triangle, trapezoid, sample&hold, random and chaos) w/ key or external sync. Can modulate the pitch, filter, pan, or level
  • Filter - TVF (lowpass, bandpass, high pass, peak) with cutoff, resonance, key follow and velocity sensitivity
  • VCA - TVA ADSR (tone level, pan, key follow)
  • Memory - 640 Patches, 128 performances
  • Keyboard - None
  • Control - MIDI
  • Date Produced - 1994 - 2001

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